Top 10 Sci-Fi Series On Netflix
Take ‘em all, if you love the Sci-Fi genre.
#01 Snowpiercer (2020-)
Watch it if you love: winter and trains
Plot: Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out.
Cast: Jennifer Connelly | Daveed Diggs
Fun fact: The train consists of 1001 cars with a total length of 10 miles (16 km).
#02 Dark (2017-2020)
Watch it if you love: time travel and apocalypses
Plot: In the aftermath of a child's disappearance, Dark follows characters from the fictional German town of Winden as they pursue the truth. They follow connections between four estranged families to unravel a sinister time travel conspiracy which spans several generations. Discover how everything is the same, but different.
Cast: Louis Hofmann | Lisa Vicari
Country: Germany | USA
Fun fact: The Netflix premiere date for season 3 is June 27th, 2020; the "end of the world" date in the show.
#03 Altered Carbon (2018-2020)
Watch it if you love: cyberpunks and clones
Plot: Set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored, a prisoner returns to life in a new body and must solve a mind-bending murder to win his freedom.
Cast: Joel Kinnaman | Anthony Mackie
Fun fact: Joel Kinnaman had to undergo 90 min of make-up every morning to cover up all his body tattoos.
#04 Black Mirror (2011-)
Watch it if you love: future and pop culture
Plot: An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.
Cast: Daniel Lapaine | Hannah John-Kamen
Fun fact: Brad Pitt said he would do an episode of Black Mirror if there was one Netflix show he could be on.
#05 Barrier (2020-)
Watch it if you love: Spanish and The Handmaid's Tale
Plot: In 2045, Spain like the rest of the western world has been driven into a dictatorial regime by the lack of natural resources. Life in the countryside is impossible, and in the city a fence divides peoples into the powerful and the rest.
Cast: Olivia Molina | Unax Ugalde
Fun fact: It took 10 months to get the coronavirus vaccine, but the story takes place over 25 years. Yet they did not have the vaccine.
#06 OmniScient (2020-)
Watch it if you love: drone and code
Plot: In a city where citizens are monitored 24/7, a tech employee must outsmart her surveillance drone in order to investigate a murder.
Cast: Carla Salle | Jonathan Haagensen
Fun fact: Nina Piexoto is a young woman who lives in a near-future city in which every resident is followed around by a tiny, almost imperceptible drone made by Omniscient. So... If you think Facebook and Google have too much of our personal information, think twice.
#07 Colony (2016-2018)
Watch it if you love: aliens and rebellions
Plot: In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay together in a new world order. They live in L.A., which has been occupied by a force of outside intruders.
Cast: Josh Holloway | Sarah Wayne Callies
Fun fact: The bar's name Yoknapatawpha comes from William Faulkner.
#08 Osmosis (2019)
Watch it if you love: techies and Tinder
Plot: In near-future Paris, a new dating app called Osmosis matches singles with their soulmates by mining their brain data, but decoding true love comes at a price.
Cast: Agathe Bonitzer | Hugo Becker
Fun fact: The production company reportedly spent a budget of 8 million euros for the first season, with each episode costing €1 million.
#09 3% (2016-2020)
Watch it if you love: Brazilians and dystopian future
Plot: A post-apocalyptic thriller set in near-future Brazil, where a select few are allowed to join a privileged society after undergoing an intense and competitive process. Everyone in Inland has a chance to go through The Process to live a better life in Offshore. However, only 3% make it through.
Cast: Bianca Comparato | Vaneza Oliveira
Fun fact: The population of Brazil, where this series is produced and set, is approximately 3% of the Earth's population.
#10 Alice in Borderland (2020-)
Watch it if you love: gamers and survivors
Plot: An aimless gamer and his two friends find themselves in a parallel Tokyo, where they're forced to compete in a series of sadistic games to survive. Everything is so Japanese and so Tokyo-ish!
Cast: Kento Yamazaki | Tao Tsuchiya
Fun fact: This is a retelling of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", with the characters' names reflecting their role in the story: Ryohei Arisu – Alice, Yuzuha Usagi – White Rabbit, etc.